Project Manager

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

WorldQuant develops and deploys systematic financial strategies across a broad range of asset classes and global markets. We seek to produce high-quality predictive signals (alphas) through our proprietary research platform to employ financial strategies focused on market inefficiencies. Our teams work collaboratively to drive the production of alphas and financial strategies – the foundation of a balanced, global investment platform.

WorldQuant is built on a culture that pairs academic sensibility with accountability for results. Employees are encouraged to think openly about problems, balancing intellectualism and practicality. Excellent ideas come from anyone, anywhere. Employees are encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and possess an attitude of continuous improvement.

Our goal is to hire the best and the brightest. We value intellectual horsepower first and foremost, and people who demonstrate an outstanding talent. There is no roadmap to future success, so we need people who can help us build it.

The Role: We are looking for a dedicated and motivated Project Manager who will be responsible for the efficiency of the project’s operations. The Project Manager will be a key member of the leadership team of the project. If you have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics, we’d like to meet you. The goal of the role is to secure the project’s functionality to drive extensive and sustainable growth

  • Discuss/Rationalize/Convince/Coordinate activities with various senior and mid-level managers in various functions, in order to shepherd and expedite good ideas into decision/action/reality.
  • Initiate discussions to help bring to light issues of the project, identify solutions, and lead and shepherd the implementation of those solutions.
  • Collaborate with project leaders in setting and driving organizational vision, operational strategy, and hiring levels for the project.
  • Develop actionable project strategies and plans that ensure alignment with short-term and long-term objectives developed in tandem with project leaders.
  • Translate strategy into actionable steps for growth, implementing project’s goal setting, performance management, and operations planning.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships and drive collaboration with various colleagues to ensure successful execution and delivery of projects
  • Perform regular assessment of project execution to identify areas for improvement
  • Coordinate with internal resources across functions, ensuring project remain within scope, schedule, and defined budgets, in collaboration with project staff from various functional departments
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments and progress
  • Create and maintain project plans documentation, report on project progress and risks to management
What You’ll Bring:
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree(s) from a leading university
  • Experience as a team leader
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Self-starter: ability to set up initiatives and see them to the end without supervision.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot problems creatively
  • Strong familiarity with project management methodologies and standard processes
  • Experience in seeing projects through the full life cycle
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful
  • Validated ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget and timeline
  • Ability to diagnose problems quickly and foresee potential issues
  • Ability to multitask, work independently and as an integral member of the team with minimal supervision
  • Any of the following would be an added bonus:
    • MBA from reputed institute
    • Experience in the quant or finance domains
What We Offer:
  • Competitive and attractive compensation package with clear career road-map – where you feel challenged everyday
  • We offer a strong culture of learning and development: training courses, library, speakers, share and learn events
  • Learn from who sits next to you! Working in WQ you are surrounded by smart and talented people
  • Employee resources groups with strong diversity and inclusion culture
  • Premium Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous time-off policy, re-creation sabbatical leave (based on tenure), Trade Union benefits for staff and family
  • Team building activities every month: Local engagement events, monthly team lunch – Employee clubs: football, ping-pong, badminton, yoga, running, PS5, movies, etc.
  • Annual company trip and occasional global conferences – opportunity to travel and connect with our global teams
  • Happy-hour with tea break, snacks and meals every day in the office!


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